are unstable and when politicians do not expect to gain the longterm benefits of legal reforms, politicians do not have the incentive to make those reforms.
With the globalization of the world economy, developing nations are finding that maintaining competitiveness is a critical factor in development. Intellectual property protection has increasingly become a factor in attracting foreign and domestic investment and in maximizing a country's economic growth potential. As policymakers in developing countries struggle to attract investment and world-class technologies to their shores, they are beginning to pay more attention to their standards of intellectual property protection, realizing, in the words of Pogo, that "we have seen the enemy and it is us."
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